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If God is increasing in knowledge, then God is by definition changing. As such, technically you would be rejecting the "immutability" of God, the doctrine that says God never changes. While proponents of Open Theism would be more than happy to reject it, these are a fairly minor subset of Christians. Indeed, for the Open Theist, God is able to form ...


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Nope Kids knowing their parents before they're born isn't mentioned in the bible. Scripture does, however, talk about how God knows each person before they're born. Jeremiah 1:5 ESV Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.


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Origen (d. 254) appears to be the earliest church father to explicitly understand foreknowledge in this way. In his Commentary on Romans, VII.8, he connects the language of Genesis 4:1 ("Adam knew Eve") with the concept of God's foreknowledge, and writes with respect to Romans 8:29 ("those whom he foreknew he also predestined"): In the present passage as ...


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Ron Nash doesn't seem to be wrong here in the facts he's presenting, however he's picking his words carefully. This poor impotent deity faced the possibility that the suffering of his Son upon the cross would bring about the salvation of no one Could easily be rephrased as God did not dictate that particular people be saved, but allowed free will to ...


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Does the LDS church assert that doctrinal statements made by the current Prophet are either "inspired", "infallible", or both? Inspired, definitely, but not infallible. Prophets are merely mortal men. Has the Prophet made any statements about (near)future events that Mormons expect to happen? Yes, actually. Just a couple months ago, President ...


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Although I do not know everything that is said in the Bible, I can find no place where the children choose their parents, nor do I find any place where the parents choose their children. I do find several places where God decides who does and who does not have Children. Psalms 127:3 through 5 KJV Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of ...


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Your whole premise is that God didn't have the foreknowledge of the goodness of his creation before he declared it to be good. That isn't a premise supported by scripture. God isn't limited by time. Ephesians 1:4 ESV ...even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. God knew about YOU ...


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1 Peter 1:2 KJV  Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. This not a reference to an individual salvation but the plan of salvation. Obviously, God had foreknowledge of his own plan which was through the "...


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The word ‘foreordained’ is usually a translation of a Greek word meaning “to know beforehand.” Speaking about the birth of Jesus, 'foreordained' is used in that sense in 1 Peter 1:20 (KJV): Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you. The meaning of ‘foreordained’ becomes clearer in Ephesians ...


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I don't think the interpretation is to show that, "God's foreknowledge is justified." The following is from John Gill who is quoting someone else. Psalm 1:6; Saadiah Gaon (i) interprets it, "I have made known", that is, to others; God by trying Abraham made it manifest to others, to all the world, to all that should hear of or read this account of things, ...


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In the Judeo-Christian tradition within Protestantism and Catholicism, God is immutable. Simply put, He does not change (see 1 Samuel 15:29; Hebrews 13:8; Malachi 3:6; James 1:17; Numbers 23:19; and “Does God ‘Change His Mind’?” Bibliotheca Sacra 152:608 [October-December 1995]:387-99). As for knowledge, God's omniscience precludes His acquiring ...


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Open Theists say that God's knowledge of the future is incompatible with libertarian notion of human freedom. Their solution is to limit God's omniscience so God does not know the future. Their position is discussed in the IEP entry Open Theism, as well as in a 2001 article by theologian John Frame Open Theism and Divine Foreknowledge. Wikipedia also has a ...


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“Open theism” is an attempt to explain the foreknowledge of God in relationship to the free will of man. The argument of open theism is essentially this: human beings are truly free; if God absolutely knew the future, human beings could not truly be free. Therefore, God does not know absolutely everything about the future. Open theism holds that the future ...


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The scriptures are very clear - Jesus was a man tempted like us, made like us in every way. Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect... Heb 2:17 But the OP says Jesus is 'only a man'. No, not like any other man (which is what is implied), but a man without any sin. Yet he is still a man. There is no room here for a God/man. A God/man ...


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As a former Calvinist, I hope I can help provide more light than confusion. To caveats: (1) at the outset you should know that there is diversity even within 'Calvinism' so several answers are possible on each point, and (2) I'm not entirely certain I understand you questions but I will do my best to help on each of the four points you note. 1. In brief, a ...


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1 day is a thousand days in his sight and a thousand days = 1 day, this means time is irrelevant for God. God knows the future from the past and vice versa. The question you have is does Gods foreknowledge interfere with my free will and the answer is no and yes because think of it like a movie where you can fast forward or rewind anytime you like or better ...


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Eastern Orthodox doctrine holds that "the knowledge of God is vision and immediate understanding of everything, both that which exists and that which is possible, the present, the past, and the future."1 This is consistent with Scripture: Hebrews 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and ...


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To imply that God increases His knowledge is to imply that there is information that God doesn't already know. Given that Heb 13:8 - God is the same yesterday today and forever and that 1 John 3:20; 1 Sam 2:3; Job 37:16 (and more) God is all knowing I would say no God's knowledge does not increase, it is the same yesterday today and forever and it is ...


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